The Chairman of Viking, Torstein Hagen, was enthusiastic about the Mekong River’s rich cultural heritage and said it was an exciting place for visitors. In 2025, a sister ship that is precisely the same will be added to introduce more curious tourists to the wonders of this fantastic area.
The new Viking Tonle has 40 outdoor cabins that accommodate 80 people and was built especially for navigating the Mekong River. All Viking cabins embrace the brand’s minimalist Scandinavian decor, with hotel-style beds and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French balcony or veranda. Among the facilities available to passengers aboard the three-deck Viking Tonle are an outdoor Sky Bar on the Upper Deck, a Spa & Fitness Center, and a pool.
During these 15 days, participants take 16 guided trips to discover the cultural treasures of Vietnam and Cambodia. The schedule consists of eight days on the Mekong River with hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap, and Ho Chi Minh City in between. Activities include:
- Strolling around Hanoi’s Old Quarter.
- Seeing an Apsara dance performance.
- Enjoy locally produced food from bustling marketplaces and eateries.
Other highlights include seeing the UNESCO World Heritage Site Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, with its ancient remains hidden in a forest, and taking a cyclo rickshaw tour of Phnom Penh’s sites.
Visitors may see floating marketplaces, fishing villages, silk towns, and monasteries during the river cruise portion. The trip offers a thorough and deep look into the distinctive and colorful fabric of the Vietnam and Cambodia areas.